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Mark Swain

Mark Swain

Mark Swain is Co-Owner and Vice President of Sales and Marketing TMI AutoTech Inc. He was named to SEMA's "Top 35 under 35" rising stars in automotive industry in 2013. With his dad being very active in Canadian amateur motorsports, Mark grew up in garages and around the racetrack, car events and shows.

Posted by on in Atom

TMI AutoTech, exclusive North American manufacturer of the Ariel Atom, together with Honda Performance Development (HPD) are pleased to announce the launching of an exciting new racing series that will provide grassroots racers with an affordable, competitive, wheel-to-wheel series.

Building on the incredible worldwide success of the Ariel Atom as an ultra-performance track-day car, the only next logical step is to transform it into a successful competition car.

The Spec Race Atom (SRA) competition vehicle builds on the Ariel Atom 3 production chassis with the addition of a SRA specific roll structure as well as other motorsport safety additions. Performance is kept reliable and consistent with the use of naturally-aspirated Honda K20 engines from HPD.

The 2011 Spec: RaceAtom series presented by Honda Racing/HPD will mark the first time in the 10 year history of the Ariel Atom that there has been an exclusive one-make series for this exciting vehicle.

Posted by on in VIR Driving Experience

TMI is very pleased to re-launch the popular Ariel Atom Experience driving events in 2011 in partnership with Virginia International Raceway.

In preparation for the season opening event on April 30th - TMI is working to complete a brand new fleet of 5 vehicles for these exciting events.

The AAE events are a great way for individuals, or groups, to get behind the wheel of an Ariel Atom on a real race track.

Below are some of the AAE cars in final assembly.

Ariel Atom Experience Fleet Build 2011

Posted by on in Manufacturing

TMI is pleased to offer a complete Porsche 997 Cage solution that will add safety and beauty to any track car.

The Porsche 997 platform is an incredibly popular vehicle for club racing and track-days and a logical step in the life cycle of a track car is to install a proper roll cage within the vehicle.

Not all roll cages are created equally….and an ill fitting roll cage can ruin the look of an otherwise nice car. The TMI cage solution “fits like a glove” and allows for maximum occupant space and a clean look.

Give us a call today and we can discuss how we can assist in providing a world-class cage for your 997.

997 roll frames

997 roll frames


Posted by on in Press & Media

autoblog review of 2010 Ariel Atom

Before we get into the actual meat and potatoes of this review, please know that the absolute absurdity of the Ariel Atom 3 is not lost on us. It starts out as a sordid collection of mild steel tubing and a somewhat unassuming 2.0-liter K20Z four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual, both pulled from the Honda parts bin. Throw in some fiberglass and a smattering of carbon fiber, four wheels, two lightweight racing seats with four-point harnesses, a steering wheel and some pedals, and that's just about it, save the optional windshield.

Getting into the driver's seat of the Ariel Atom is an interesting exercise. The car has no doors, no roof and no hood. It's like climbing into a four-wheeled jungle gym. Because of that, it's necessary to step on the driver's seat (wipe your feet, please) after throwing your leg over the high, unmovable latticework of tubes that make up the Atom's basic structure. However, once you learn the routine, it's not too difficult, and the payoff – something we've been aching to sample for more than a few years – is assuredly worth the effort.

So with visions of Jeremy Clarkson's misshapen face dancing in our brains, we unleashed the clutch in the Ariel Atom 3. And promptly stalled it.

Tagged in: Atom 3 reviews

Posted by on in Press & Media

Ariel Atom Car & Driver review

Those who weren't among the half-dozen anxious souls who had an Atom on order as its former U.S. builder, Brammo Motorsports, closed its doors are excused for missing the track toy's one-year hiatus. The builder's baton has since been passed to TMI AutoTech, a recently formed U.S. subsidiary of Canadian firm Trak Motorsports, which ran the Ariel atom Experience [Upfront, October 2007] and, in March 2008, set up operations in a 10,000-square-foot warehouse on the grounds of Virginia International Raceway. The first Atom emerged in January from TMI's facility, where the steel-tube frame is bent and welded and the car is painstakingly hand-built by the company's five employees. TMI plans to produce 50 cars this year and with additional staff, 100 the next.

This latest Atom 3, as distinguished from the first model sold here, Brammo's Atom 2, is now essentially identical to the version built in the U.K. and sold in the rest of the world. Changes include Honda-only powertrains—the majority of Atom 2s were powered by the Chevy Cobalt's supercharged 2.0-liter—as well as seemingly small but important tweaks such as specifically tuned Bilstein shocks that replace the off-the-shelf Konis, and slight modifications to the frame, suspension, and seats.

The base price has increased significantly, to $65,000, and the options list, as before, is long. Our car had most of the performance-enhancing goods, including Alcon four-piston brakes ($3975), 10-way-adjustable shocks ($2720), and one of the most popular options, a nonintercooled Jackson Racing supercharger ($8500) that adds 7 psi of boost and 55 horsepower.

Tagged in: Atom 3 reviews